Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
A Wild Show
It’s a pretty wild world out there – and we bring you the wonder of it. Meet animals daily in our Close Encounters (fall-winter) – you never know who you’ll see. Then come back in spring for our brand new live animal show!
Discover Wild Wonders
Meet the stars!
THE THREAT: Some of our animal ambassadors in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater are from species that are threatened in the wild: bald eagles, Canada lynx, clouded leopard.
TAKE ACTION: The good news is that humans can help save animal species. We brought bald eagles back from the brink of extinction. We can save others.
On a fine day this summer, Stephanie Rager, staff biologist at the Zoo’s Rocky Shores habitat, went for a hike. After three miles and a lot of uphill walking at the remote edge of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, she arrived with two other women at the rocky outcrop of Sand Point. There they set up a … Continued
Cindy Roberts and Sheriden Ploof stood in long rubber boots on the edge of the walrus pool, metal bucket in hand. For the two Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff biologists, it was a bittersweet moment. Basilla and Kulusiq, the zoo’s two female walruses, were leaving for a new home in sunny San Diego – … Continued
It’s possibly the best job in the world. Adrienne Umpstead, staff biologist at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, sits in a pool of sunlight just near the tamandua habitat. One foot propped on a stool, her lap is covered with a small pillow and fleece blanket. One hand is poised with a bottle; the other … Continued